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« on: May 22, 2021, 10:11 »
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hi, I know of pond5/adobestock, & "used" to use shutterstock - but - what other video sites would you recommend that have at least some chance of making sales?
thx!


« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2021, 03:15 »
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I don't earn much from videos, but here is what I would recommend:

Motion Array - if you are OK to sell high quality work in subscription program for cents. But even with not much videos there, they are my #1 earner when it comes to videos only.

MotionElements - gets me occasionally a small payout.

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2021, 18:07 »
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Motion Array as above. I get a minimal return from Motion Elements. I find their submission process annoying though, for reasons I can't remember (as it's been so long ago when I last uploaded there)... so I don't have a massive portfolio with them.

Videohive are worth a go, especially now you can set your own prices, and being on Elements can give quite a boost to your earnings as well.

Storyblocks have been surprisingly good... earnings have been steadily increasing for the past couple of years.

iStock. Low sale prices and everything lower commissions, but hey... in for a penny in for a pound. You can make it up in number of sales.

I'd avoid clipdealer, clipcanvas, dreamstime, 123RF and depositphotos... I get sales once in a blue moon. Or not at all.

« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2021, 18:21 »
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And does HD still sell or is 4K the dominant format?

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2021, 21:48 »
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Still HD by a long way. Maybe get 10% or less of my sales at 4K.

« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2021, 07:16 »
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i'd stay away from istock...from my 1year test i can say that all the clips that i sold through istock suddendly lost traction(sales) on adobe pond5 and ss...so in my opinion it doesn't worth to sell on istock for 3$ and lose part of those sales where other agencies pay you better

« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 18:04 »
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How many videos you need uploaded to make Motion Array worth it?

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 03:51 »
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How many videos you need uploaded to make Motion Array worth it?

I get about $3 per month, per clip. Earnings have quite a decline over time if you're not continuously uploading though (I think I made about $12 per clip in the first month). If they download your file once, they can continue to use it forever, like most royalty free stuff. Envato Elements would be better for consistent earnings as it's a single use license when you download a file and you have to reregister the use every time you use it. While it's physically possible to not do that, the majority of people seem to play by the rules so you notice a much slower decline in earnings even if you're not uploading new content. Still, I find both of them worthwhile uploading to... but be prepared to wait two months for your MA content to be reviewed. Ground to a halt after Artgrid took over.   
« Last Edit: May 26, 2021, 03:54 by SpaceStockFootage »

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2021, 04:18 »
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I'd avoid clipdealer, clipcanvas, dreamstime, 123RF and depositphotos... I get sales once in a blue moon. Or not at all.

What's the situation with footage on 123RF now? I remember an email last year saying they wouldn't accept any new content and existing content would be "repurposed"...?
Is it now an invitation-only thing?

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2021, 06:11 »
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Not 100% sure... haven't uploaded for a couple of years and haven't logged in for months.

« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 06:19 »
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pound5

« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2021, 08:30 »
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How many videos you need uploaded to make Motion Array worth it?

I get about $3 per month, per clip. Earnings have quite a decline over time if you're not continuously uploading though (I think I made about $12 per clip in the first month). If they download your file once, they can continue to use it forever, like most royalty free stuff. Envato Elements would be better for consistent earnings as it's a single use license when you download a file and you have to reregister the use every time you use it. While it's physically possible to not do that, the majority of people seem to play by the rules so you notice a much slower decline in earnings even if you're not uploading new content. Still, I find both of them worthwhile uploading to... but be prepared to wait two months for your MA content to be reviewed. Ground to a halt after Artgrid took over.

Thanks for your reply and some interesting pointers, cheers.

« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 07:05 »
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Motion Array as above. I get a minimal return from Motion Elements. I find their submission process annoying though, for reasons I can't remember (as it's been so long ago when I last uploaded there)... so I don't have a massive portfolio with them.

Videohive are worth a go, especially now you can set your own prices, and being on Elements can give quite a boost to your earnings as well.

Storyblocks have been surprisingly good... earnings have been steadily increasing for the past couple of years.

iStock. Low sale prices and everything lower commissions, but hey... in for a penny in for a pound. You can make it up in number of sales.

I'd avoid clipdealer, clipcanvas, dreamstime, 123RF and depositphotos... I get sales once in a blue moon. Or not at all.

Do you mind sharing rough percentages of your video income that the agencies holds? I am thinking about adding videohive to my list but i am not sure if it is really worth the effort.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 15:27 »
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Sure...

Envato Elements   24.29%
StoryBlocks           15.34%
Motion Array           12.80%
Pond5                   10.44%
BlackBox                     7.83%
iStock                     5.30%
VideoHive                     4.09%
Shutterstock             2.17%
Adobe                     2.08%


There's also 1.5% from five different agencies, I no longer submit to those. The remaining 14% or so, is from After Effects projects and 3D assets so I've not listed those. Not yet had any sales yet this year from 123RF or ClipCanvas...so they're at 0%. Don't submit to those any more either.

« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 15:59 »
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Sure...

Envato Elements   24.29%
StoryBlocks           15.34%
Motion Array           12.80%
Pond5                   10.44%
BlackBox                     7.83%
iStock                     5.30%
VideoHive                     4.09%
Shutterstock             2.17%
Adobe                     2.08%


There's also 1.5% from five different agencies, I no longer submit to those. The remaining 14% or so, is from After Effects projects and 3D assets so I've not listed those. Not yet had any sales yet this year from 123RF or ClipCanvas...so they're at 0%. Don't submit to those any more either.

Thank you very much. It is a very different picture than i would guess

« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2021, 13:54 »
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i'd stay away from istock...from my 1year test i can say that all the clips that i sold through istock suddendly lost traction(sales) on adobe pond5 and ss...so in my opinion it doesn't worth to sell on istock for 3$ and lose part of those sales where other agencies pay you better

Is there anyone else who backs up this argument?

« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2021, 21:18 »
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i'd stay away from istock...from my 1year test i can say that all the clips that i sold through istock suddendly lost traction(sales) on adobe pond5 and ss...so in my opinion it doesn't worth to sell on istock for 3$ and lose part of those sales where other agencies pay you better

Is there anyone else who backs up this argument?

I'm watching this with my own port having recently uploaded video. The two sales I've had so far would support the argument that istock are flogging these for peanuts but too early to tell if that will continue and whether it affects sales on other sites.


 

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